The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is the official voice of the Emory Wheel and is editorially separate from the Wheel's board of editors.

Vote Natalie Spitzer for BBA Council President

Courtesy of Natalie Spitzer The Emory Wheel’s Editorial Board endorses BBA Junior Representative Natalie Spitzer (23B) in her bid to become the next BBA Council President.  Foremost, Spitzer’s student government and community involvement speak for itself. Among other positions, she has served as a BBA orientation leader and the Goizueta Investment Management Group’s (GIMG) Chief [...]

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Texans, disregard Abbott’s statement of gender-affirming treatment as abuse

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore) Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texas health agencies last week to treat gender-affirming therapies for teenagers as abuse. His statement follows a legal opinion from the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who asserted giving hormones, puberty suppressants and other therapies to transgender children constitutes “child abuse” under state law.  [...]

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Let’s be blunt: Stop calling Emory Police Department for cannabis in residence halls

Photo Courtesy of Emory University Flashing blue lights outside of an Emory dorm may indicate that someone has caught a whiff of cannabis. Under Emory’s current policy, Resident Advisors (RAs) must report student cannabis possession or usage to the Emory Police Department (EPD), according to Scott Rausch, senior director of residence life. Despite law enforcement’s [...]

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College Council needs to promote substantive change

(Emory Wheel/Michelle Lou, former Editor-in-Chief) The Student Government Association (SGA) and College Council (CC) recently passed a resolution supporting an open letter drafted by Emory Students for Students, calling for the University to increase the student minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour.  While the resolution was passed in a good faith to address [...]

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Emory, keep making progress for Middle Eastern and North African representation

Emory Admissions Building. (The Emory Wheel/Matthew Friedman, contributing writer) At the beginning of the semester, Associate Professor of Anthropology Sa’ed Atshan earned tenure from the Emory Board of Trustees after only one semester at Emory.  Atshan’s tenuring marks many firsts for the University. A proud Palestinian and openly queer professor, his research focuses on combined [...]

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